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Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
The Finest And Most Profitable
We Thank You For Your
We send you this catalog with our best wishes for
a Happy and Prosperous Year. We are mighty proud
to say our business has grown far beyond our fondest
expectations. We realize this has only been possible
by the co-operation of our many satisfied customers
and the gi'eat success they have had with RAYNER'S
To those of you who desire High Quality plants
and with whom we have not as yet had the pleasure
of dealing, w^e ask you to place your order with us this
season, so you may see for yourself that you may pay
far more for plants, but you can never get better,
regardless of price. This is not just sales talk
for we back our plants with the Strongest and Fairest
Guarantee that can be made. We guarantee 100%
satisfaction or your money back.
We take great pleasure in entering in this catalog a few of the unsolicited testi-
monials sent us by satisfied customers. You can imagine how these letters encourage
us to improve our service every year.
You ^\^ll find all information and variety descriptions in this book accurate and
dependable. _We do not boost a variety, no matter how large our stock, unless we are
sure it will give good results, for we want your orders, not only this year, but we want
you to keep ordering from us year after year and we know that to hold your confidence
our catalog statements as well as our plants must be dependable.
In closing we wish to extend our sincere thanks to the many thousands of customers
who have so generously placed their orders with us, and made this business possible.
We trust we may have the pleasure of serving you during the coming season, which
we are sure will be to our mutual benefit because Rayner's Plants Live, Grow, Produce^
Heavily and Pay Well. Sincerelv vours,
Let Us Book Your Order For Future Delivery
An Actual Photograph
Of Our Plants
Your profits come from plants that
Grow, and vigorous plants like these
are your Guarantee of Success with
berries. They have given us many
thousand satisfied customers. Below
there are a few of the many letters we
received from them. You will also find
others scattered through this catalog.
Gentlemen: Takoma Park, Md., May 7, 1932.
I duly received the Big Joe plants yesterday. Must say they are certainly fine
quality plants. I have a perfect stand and they are all growing nicely.
Very truly yours, Lloyd W. Biddle.
Received plants O. K. I believe I will have
one dead plant yet (one week after planting).
Thurmont, Md., May 18, 1932.
100% stand as I have not found
Yours truly, Harry S. Simmers.
Dear Sirs: Newburgh, N. Y., May 21, 1932.
I received my strawberry plants the 12th and planted them the same day. They
are certainly wonderful plants and doing fine. Expect to plant two acres of your
plants next spring. Yours very truly, J. 0. Turenne.
Every Plant Strong and Healthy.
Milburn, N. J., May 7, 1932.
The plants arrived last evening and
were set out immediately and look as
though made to order. We had a nice,
cool shower this morning. Every plant
looks strong and healthy. They certainly
are v/onderful plants and hope we have
success with the berries.
Thanking you I remain,
Paul H. Waese.
Rayner's Plants Are Better
Freedens, Pa., March 1, 1932.
I received your new catalog of straw-
berry plants. I have received plants from
you for two seasons and found them to be
just v/hat you say they are and then a
little better. Good strong stock and true
to name. Can you furnish me 2500 Pre-
mier or 2000 Premier and SCO Big Joe to
be shipped April lOth to 15th?
Yours very truly,
Ira W. Barron.
Couldn't Be More Satisfied
Elizabeth, Pa., April 29, 1932.
Thank you for the strawberry plants.
I couldn't be more satisfied.
Very truly yours, John Stracelsky.
Rayner's Plants Came Through Fine.
Williamsport, Pa., May 30, 1932.
I wish to thank you for the prompt
attention you gave my late order. Plants
came through just fine.
Yours truly, Ralph Pinkney.
A Booster For Rayner's Plants
Como Cottage, Pa., May 9, 1932.
I wish to thank you for your prompt
delivery and advice and if I can promote
or help you in this part of the country I
shall gladly do so. Sincerely,
Mrs. Etta Gray.
Rayner's Plants Always Good.
Alderson, W. Va., April 26, 1932„
I am sending you a small order for
plants. Whatever you send me will be all
right, if you have to substitute. Your
plants are always good. Respectfully,
Quality Plants — Prompt Shipment
North Eastham, Mass., April 5, 1932,
Berry plants received in fine condition.
Quality very good. Thanks for prompt
shipment. Respectfully and truly yours,
H. P. Lombard.
Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
Strawberries Pay Every Year
In all our years in the plant business we have never as yet found a
customer who has not made a profit with Strawberries, and some have
made as high as SI, 200 on one acre. This, hovv^ever, does not happen very
often. Only by having an exceptionally favorable season, good fertile soil,
strong, vigorous plants and an excellent market can this be realized. Un-
der average conditions one should not expect more than S300 to 8500 per
acre. This is much more than can be realized from most other crops.
Only a small amount of money is needed to start. Returns come in
earlier than from any other fruit crop and with little additional expense
a second crop almost equal to the first can be had. A nice income can be
had from a small patch and experience, though desirable, is not necessary.
A Heme Gavclen Patch And Seme For Llarket Too.
Every one should have a
berry garden. With a little
effort, one may have de-
licious, fresh berries right
from the vines, daily, through
a long season (and by plant-
ing some everbearers) they
can have them all sum.mer
and fall. Order 200 to £00
plants today; this many if
given proper care will pro-
duce all the berries you can
use fresh, have plenty to pre-
serve and probably you will
have several quarts to sell to
your neighbors, who will al-
ways be more than glad to
to sell berries at good prices
The roadside stand gives a wonderful advantage
and there is always a good demand for them. See page 23 for Garden Specials
RAYNER'S JOYCE THE WONDER BERRY.
Gentlemen: Northampton, Pa., July 15, 1932.
I wish to toll you of the success I have had with the new Strawberry, Joyce, which
I received from you last year. These plants made a very strong growth, the beds
were 24 to 30 inches wide by the middle of October, v/eie clean and thrifty, shovving
no sign of ruct.
We began picking June 24th and July 15th there v^ere still a few berries on the
vines. From the 1,C00 plants we set we picked 2467 quarts; we counted the berries
in seveial baskets and they ranged from 20 to 27 beriies to the quart. We had several
heavy rains during the picking season but the berries showed no bad effects and the
color and flavor of the berries were simply wonderful. ¥/e have several varieties but
all our customers wanted the Joyce.
I shall place my order for seven or eight thousand Joyce plants early next spring
for they are the very best midscascn berry I have ever grown or seen.
Wishing you and your New Berry great success, I am
Very truly yours, John G. Heffelfinger.
Dear Sirs: Washington, R. I., May 4, 1932.
Plants arrived in very good condition and they are all alive and looking fine.
Thanking you for your prompt delivery and for extra plants.
Yours truly Leona Wilcox.
Be Sure To Include Premier In Your Order
PREMIER— The Great Early Variety
The Most Popular Early Standard Berry.
(See first cover and page 2 for illustration).
All the good things that can be said about a strawberry can be said
about Premier. No strawberry yet introduced has brought the returns
to growers that Premier has, and it still stands unchallenged as a real
money maker. With the possible exception of Blakemore it stands alone
for adaptability to any type of soil or climate, producing enormous yields
under most adverse conditions.
Premier makes an abundant plant growth for a good fruiting bed, of strong,
healthy plants, which are very productive, fruit ripens early and bears through a long
season. No variety produces more quarts of fancy berries per acre; this is very im-
portant with present low prices which makes it necessary to keep production costs
down as low as possible. Fruit is very large and attractive, a bright red with a green
cap which stays green to the end of the season and adds much to the beauty of the
fruit. It is almost frost-proof and has never failed to make a crop in this section
since first introduced, holds up well even during a very unfavorable season and in
extremely wet weather if kept picked closely will come through on the profit side of
your ledger. Afirm berry that will stand shipment to distant markets in good condition
and yet of such exceptional fine quality that it is unsurpassed as an early berry for
home garden or local market.
To insure your next year's income plant a patch, an acre or five acres of Rayner
Brothers' Premier for you are sure to get results whether your planting be large or
Ihis field of Rayner's Super Premier plants is awaiting your orders.
HOWARD No. 17. Believed by horti-
culturists to be the same as Premier. Was
introduced by a Mr. Howard a few years
after Premier and from our own experi-
ence we have found these varieties to be
one and the same variety. For full des-
cription see Premier.
MISSIONARY. An old dependable va-
riety, largely grown in Florida and other
southern states. Will do well in almost
any type of soil and does especially well in
the lighter types. Is a favorite with the
juice men. Will probably be replaced by
Blakemore in the near future.
Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
A Basket of Fancy Blakemore
Oi 1 A great new early variety originated by Prof. Beatty
l3id,K6mor6 of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington,
D. C, and introduced by the Department in 1930. It has been thoroughly
tested in most of the strawberry producing sections of the United States
and seems to readily adapt itself to conditions existing where planted.
A cross between Premier and Missionary, resembling the Missionary very much in
plant growth, being a free plant-maker of medium sized plants; a very heavy pro-
ducer of bright red berries, ripening two or three days ahead of Missionary or Premier,
which show the unusual ability to hang on the vine from one to three days after it is
apparently ripe, without any waste. Size medium large, round to conical in shape,
red to the center, without any green tips. Its outstanding characteristics are its
uniformity of ripening, firmness and ability to stand shipment to distant markets and
arrive fresh and bright. Our plants have been State inspected and found to be free
from all injurious diseases. We advise our customers to give this variety a thorough
trial as we believe it will prove a real money-maker.
RED GOLD. Introduced by the Gardner Nursery Co., of Iowa, and highly recom-
mended by them- Ripens early, fair producer of medium to large berries having a
soiue-vThat oval shape. Its fine quality is its greatest recommendation. Red Gold is
a free plant maker, foliage disease resistant. Makes an excellent fruiting bed.We
would advise those of you who desire real quality to give them a trial.
Our Stock Is Government Inspected And Certified Disease Free
LINDBERG. Originated by a Mr. Scott along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia,
and were so highly spoken of we obtained a few plants for our trial ground. We found
they were all that could be desired in an early berry of extra large size.
Lindberg produces strong, large, disease resisting plants, showing no sign of rust
or other ailments common with many varieties of strawberries, producing enough plants
for a nice fruiting bed, but should be set about 15 or 18 inches apart in the row and
they seem to have the ability to produce this amount of plants in any type of soil as
we have tried them in both light and heavy soil and the bed in both cases was the same.
Fruit ripens almost with Premier and is very much larger, even larger than Cooper,
is very firm, medium dark red clear through, of irregular conical shape, of highest
quality and excellent flavor. In our estimation Lindberg is a real winner either for
commercial market, home garden or local sale, and we believe one of the greatest early
varieties yet introduced.
D» I (Joe Johnson). This is no doubt the most profitable midsea-
Dlg Joe son variety, and to have a berry patch that will produce the
most, the fanciest, and the best flavored berries, and this means the most
possible profit from your labor and investment, we recommend without
hesitation Premier for early, Big Joe for midseason and Chesapeake for
late. This will give you the finest berries throughout a very long season.
Big Joe does well on all types of soil, but like most all berries does best on fertile
soil with proper care, begins fruiting just as the early varieties start to run down
therefore you will always get a premium of a dollar or more per crate for them.
They make a very vigorous plant growth, are very productive of large, bright red
berries that have a large green cap therefore these berries are always very attractive
and whether you retail your berries, sell at the farm or ship to distant markets you
should include Big Joe in your plantings and we are sure you will be delighted with
BEAUTY. One of the new-
er varieties that is all its name
implies. The plants are strong
and healthy and entirely cap-
able of producing and maturing
large crops lof fancy berries,
that hold up well during the en-
tire fruiting season. A large,
juicy, sparkling red berry of the
most delicious flavor, that seems
to be firm enough for shipment
to distant markets. We believe
every grower should give this
variety a trial, as it may show
up better than the varieties that
you have been using either for
distant market or for home use.
SENATOR DUNLAP. A very good
variety for the beginner for the plants
are very hardy and can be depended upon
to make a good bed under any conditions,
in fact they are the most freely bedding
variety we have. When properly thinned
it is hard to find a berry that will produce
a larger crop of marketable fruit than
Dur.lap. Fruit is bright red clear through,
fair in quality and of medium size. The
greatest advantage of Dunlap is its ability
to make a good growth and produce heavi-
ly under amost any conditions. This va-
riety still finds favor with a large number
of experienced berrygrowers.
DR. BURRILL. You will
find this exactly like Senator
Dunlap. For description see Sen-
COOPER. This variety was intro-
duced by the A. R. Weston Co., who praised
it very highly and from our own experie-
nce it is very satisfactory. Cooper is a
very vigorous variety, making a moderate
number of large, healthy plants, although
in some fertile soils will stand thinning
for best results. This variety is very large
even larger than Premier, a very bright
red and of excellent quality. A beautiful
berry, fine for local or nearby market. A
variety that cannot be surpassed for the
grower who has a local market for large
Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
I — The Faultless Berry (Per). This is a new variety originated
Joyce by Mr. Bassett of Salisbury, Md. We obtained a few plants from
him and have fruited them in our trial grounds for the past three seasons
where they made a remarkable showing. Compared with Big Joe as fol-
lows : better plant maker, cleaner, healther foliage, fruit brighter red, more
frost resistant, more productive, fruit much larger, fruiting season from
five to ten days longer. Quality and firmness the same.
Two years ago we sold several
thousand of these plants to our
old customers and in every lo-
cality where they were planted
they gave excellent results. We
visited some of these fields last
fruiting season to see for our-
selves the quality, productive-
ness and plant growth made in
these sections. We found it
had been an outstanding suc-
cess in every locality. All of
these growers want more
plants this season. They said
it was the best midseason
berry they had ever growTi;
the berries were so large,
had such a wonderful color and
flavor their customers bought
them in preference to any other
Joyce is a very thrifty grower,
producing a fine fruiting bed of
strong, vigorous plants; fruits
a few days before Big Joe, has
an exceptionally long fruiting
season; fruit is very large and
holds up well to the end of the
season. Bright red and of ex-
cellent quality, firm; will stand
shipment to distant markets and
arrive in excellent condition. For
home use or roadside market
they are unexcelled.
We ask you all to give Joyce
a trial this year and we are sure
they will prove your leading
June berry. Order early as our
JOYCE— We urge you to try this new berry supply of these plants is limited.
D 11 Introduced by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and de-
oeiimd.r veloped by them, like Blakemore from a cross of Premier
and Missionary in 1922 but was not introduced until last season. Recom-
mended for trial in comparison with Premier wherever it is adapted for
Bellmar is a much more vigorous plant maker than Premier and thus will make a
better fruiting bed in poor soils and in good soil may need thinning to get best results;
blossoms are perfect; a heavy producer, but not quite as heavy as Premier although
the appearance and size are somewhat better; ranks high in dessert quality, being less
acid than Missionary. The fruit is very firm and will stand shipping well. Commands
top prices on any market. Fruit is large, bright red similar to Premier and have a
large green calyx and a bright gloss which has caused it to be selected as the most
handsome berry among hundreds. We advise you to give this variety a fair trial this
season as they certainly look to be a leader for the near future.
Chesapeake Is The Aristocrat Of Strawberries
The Aristocrat of Strawberries
This is the finest dessert berry
of the late varieties and will keep
better and sell at higher prices
than any other late berry grown.
The fruit is very large and hand-
some and will stay so until the end
of the fruiting season. The berries
are a rich, glossy red with bright
yellow seed, have a large green cap
and are very uniform ; have the
most delicious flavor of any berry
we have ever tasted ; very firm and
will ship better than any other
large late berry we have ever CHESAPEAKE
grown. Big- Berries — Big Crops — Big Prices
Chesapeake must have good, well manured land and good care, for it is sometimes
difficult to get sufficient plants for a good fruiting bed. This variety produces extra
large, healthy plants. This is necessary for heavy production of such extra large
berries. The plants can never be cheap compared with free growing varieties but
the results are well worth a little more and they are sure to return an extra profit.
They are heavy producers of large berries that are all large — ^not a few large berries
and a lot of small ones — all of the same enormous size and they hold their size through-
out the season.
They are very seldom frosted for they blossom very late and we believe they are
the best and most profitable late berry to grow for commercial or home use. Being a
very fancy berry, large, delicious and handsome they will always sell at top prices.
GIBSON. This is another old standard
variety that has proven itself many times
over. Has a very vigorous growth and
makes a fine fruiting bed. produces heavily
of bright red berries with a fancy green
cap. Does not ship well but are fine for
local market or home use and are fine for
preserving and canning.
BRANDYWINE. A late variety that
has been grown for many years and has
found many friends. A good plant maker
and a heavy producer of fine quality,
dark red berries that are very firm and
will stand shipment to distant markets
without damage, are also fine for the home
garden and local market.
BERRIES PAY BEST.
Dear Friends: Lexington, Va., June 3, 1932.
We received the plants all O. K. Shipped on Saturday and arrived here Monday
at 11.30 A. M., in first class shape and they are doing fine; I think every single plant
is living. Have worked them three times and removed the blossoms twice, but somehow
we missed a few on the Premier and today we picked a quart and a half of the finest
berries I have ever seen. I was never so surprised in all my life; many of the berries
measured over one and one-half inches in length. Most of the plants have runners on
them a foot long.
I certainly wish I had set out a patch of berries last year. I can get at least 50c
a gallon for all I could raise this year and that is mighty good according to everything
else here; eggs are 8c to 9c a dozen, butter 8c to 9c a pound, veal calves 3c a pound
and no market even at these prices.
Thanking you all for your kindness, I am
Your friend, J. W. Goodbar.
P. S. These are the first Premier I have ever raised and I have certainly been missing
it by not raising them as they seem well adapted to our soil and climate. Never saw
finer berries than we gathered yesterday. J. W. G.
$1.00 WORTH OF PLANTS FREE— SEE BACK OF ORDER SHEET
Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
We find this to be a
mighty fine variety,
becoming very popular in estern Pennsyl-
vania and New Jersey and will probably
be widely planted when its merits are bet-
ter known. Makes a rank growth of strong
healthy plants, so many in fact that unless
planted 24 inches apart, in good soil, thin-
ning will be necessary to produce best re-
sults. Aberdeen is very productive, equal
to, and said by some growers superior to
Fruit is medium to large, of conical shape,
an attractive dark red, and of very good quality.
We cannot recommend this variety for distant
shipment in refrigerator cars, but for markets
within 300 miles it is a berry hard to equal and
is very profitable because of its hardiness, ability
to fruit under most trying conditions, its unsur-
passed productiveness and quality of fruit. Fruit-
ing period extends from two to three weeks. We
have a good supply of exceptionally strong plants
of Aberdeen to offer this season and would like to
have our customrs try them in comparison with
Premier and Big Joe.
Trv this for vour roadside market
LUPTON. A mighty good late shipping berry, very large, in fact as large as
Chesapeake and just as attractive but only fair in quality but always brings top
prices in city markets. Lupton is a mighty heavy bedder and therefore a fine variety
to grow in land where it is impossible to get a satisfactory bed of Chesapeake. They
are very firm and excellent shippers but we do not recommend them for home garden.
WM. BELT. This is one of the best
flavored berries grown and is the standard
of excellence of quality. The berries are
somewhat irregular in shape but are fairly
large, bright glossy red with a green cap
and are therefore handsome. Wm. Belt is
desired for the home garden, local market
and for the grower who takes pride in the
quality of the berries he ships. The con-
sumer is always willing to pay good prices
for them. Be sure to try a few of them in
your patch this year.
PARSONS' BEAUTY. This is a fine old
variety for the home garden or local market.
The plants make a vigorous gro\\i;h, are
easy to bed and are very productive through
a long fruiting season, of dark red, fine
flavored, medium size berries. The house-
wife will find them unexcelled for canning
and very easy to cap.
GANDY. This is one of the old varie-
ties that ranks as a leader among extra
late shipping berries. It does best in low,
springy land as it needs plenty of moisture
through fruiting season, Gandy is not a
heavy producer but all the berries are very
large and of fine quality, fruit bright red with a large green cap, therefore very
handsome, and mil stand shipment to distant markets in perfect condition for they
are the firmest berries on the market. They are good plant makers and you should
have no trouble in getting a good fruiting b^(J.
WM. BELT— The standard of excellence.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed For Your Protection
WASHINGTON (Per). A new 'ate variety intr-oduced recently in Michigan,
called the Honey Sweet Strawberry by its introducer and highly recommended by them.
We have found it to be a good plant maker, fairly productive of medium sized, dark
red berries of somewhat irregular shape, but we believe it like Wm. Belt, better suited
to the climatic conditions further north. Give them a trial.
AROMA. A wonderful alet variety ex-
tensively planted in all sections of the
country; makes a vigorous plant growth;
produces large crops of beautiful, almost
perfect shape berries, light red with a
green cap that are sure to bring good
prices in your market whether you sell
locally or ship to distant markets for the
fruit is very firm and will reach the mar-
ket in perfect condition. They are the
most popular late berry grown in the South
and many of our old customers have found
Aroma one their best money-makers.
Nicholson, Pa., May 14, 1932.
The several thousand plants ordered
from you arrived in fine shape. They are
a fine lot of plants. I have used your
plants for many years and I feel you
should have no trouble in selling such
wonderful plants as you send out.
Yours truly, John Sweitzer.
Proud of Rayner's Big Joe
Forest, Va., March 2, 1932.
Just a line to advise you that the Big
Joes arrived 0. K. They are fine plants
and I am proud of them. Thanking you
very much and wishing you a large busi-
ness, I am Yours truly,
J. J. Seibert.
BIG LATE. The plant growth of this
variety is very vigorous, produces hand-
some uniform berries, bright red with
yellow seeds and a medium size green
cap which makes them very attractive.
The blossoms are imperfect, will mate well
with Big Joe and Aroma.
They are very heavy producers, almost
equal to Premier, are firm and good ship-
pers therefore we believe this will be a
profitable berry to raise.
Will Tell Friends About Rayner's
Frankfort, Ky., May 20, 1932,
Received the 1000 Mastodon Strawberry
plants some time ago. Have had very
dry weather since I set them out but
scarcely any of them have died. I .iust
wish that I could afford to put out a few
more thousand. If I ever do, I shall get
them from you and I will tell all mv
friends about you. With best regards, I
am Very respectfully yours,
John A. Pierce,
Mastodon Arrive In Fine Shape
Colebrook, N. H., May 24, 1932.
The Mastodon plants I ordered from
you arrived in fine shape. Thanks for the
extra ones. Shall place all mv future or-
ders with you. Yours truly,
Mrs, Edith M. Hook.
The A B C In Buying Plants
We believe it pays to buy your plants, not only because selling plants
is our business but if you are considering setting plants from your frunting
beds think of
(a) The money you would receive from these plants during the two or three years
that you could fruit them.
(b) The trouble and expense of digging and cleaning the plants with inexperienced
help, from heavy and sticky soil, they can not be planted as quickly or as well
as the thoroughly cleaned and evenly bunched plants we can furnish you, and
they are sure not to give as good results, also the invigorating effects that come
from a change of soil and climate will almost always give a very marked gain.
(c) You can have them right at hand as soon as spring opens, which gives you the bene-
ficial effects of early planting; and early planting is the surest road to success
in growing strawberries.
(d) The advantage of having plants grown in light soil, fed and cultivated to give
them a vigorous root system that will stand drought, bred to produce the heaviest
possible yield. All this is done under our personal supervision, from the tim.^
our plants are set until packed and shipped to you,
DON'T YOU THINK OUR PLANTS COST LESS?
Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
A MID-SUMMER TREAT
There should always be some of these varieties planted in the home garden, for
they will start fruiting 90 days after the plants are set and produce all through the
summer and fall till there is a heavy frost. Any family that enjoys delicious straw-
berries (and we believe everyone does) should not be without at least one of the ever-
bearing varieties. Just to think, you can have delicious strawberry shortcake and all
the other strawberry desserts all through the summer and fall, with very little expense,
for if given the proper care each plant will often produce a quart or more of delicious
berries during their long fruiting season. Many of our customers have told us they
have had plenty for their own use and then sold enough to pay their expenses with a
neat profit besides from just a small patch in their garden.
Since Mastodon has been introduced there are large profits for the grower who
plants a large acreage. Picking begins 90 days after the plants are set and you will
have a nice income all through the summer and fall for there is a great demand and
highest prices are paid for these berries. Be sure to include some in your order, for
if you plant a few rows in with your standard varieties they may pay, or more than
pay the expenses on your whole patch. In this way you can have a larger acreage
with a smaller outlay of cash.
The essentials in successfully producing the Everbearers are the same as for
growing standard varieties; good fertile soil that will retain moisture should be used
and be sure to get strong, healthy, true-to-name plants; keep the blossoms off till the
middle of June and the plant will make a vigorous growth and a fair bed and you will
have plenty of berries on through the summer and fall. One of the most important
points is to be sure and plant early.
Extra Plants Greatly Appreciated
Forest, Va., April 7, 1932.
My plants arrived the 2nd and I plant-
ed them on the 4th. I am well pleased
with them all. Wish to thank you for the
extra Big Joe. They are greatly appre-
ciated. Again thanking you, I am,
Yours very truly, J. J. Siebert.
Thanks For Extra Plants
Kirkwood, N. Y., May 20, 1932.
Am writing to say I received the
strawberry plants. They were O. K. and
am very pleased with them. Thanks for
the extra plants. Yours truly,
J. G. Peaslee,
There Should Be Everbearers In Every Garden
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A Field of Rayner's Genuine Mastodon.
MASTODON--The World's Best Everbearer
We hope you will plant some of our heavy yielding strain of guaran-
teedtrue to name Mastodon. We grew the largest crop of berries from
this strain of Mastodon we have ever had the pleasure to pick and the de-
mand was so great v/e were unable to supply our trade with these large
Mastodon is a strong, vigorous grower, producing big, juicy sparkling red berries
of the most delicious flavor, with a bright green cap and are firm enough to carry
hundreds of miles in perfect condition and command top prices in any market. Masto-
don begins fruiting 90 days after the plants are set and keep right on till hard freezing
weather in the fall, fruit again with the standard varieties the next spring and after a
layoff of 2 or 3 weeks start fruiting again and with careful attention will produce for
another season or possibly longer. We have selected our plants for the past six years
and now we feel we have the best Mastodon plants that can be found. We sold hund-
reds of thousands of these plants last year and have a fine supply for the coming season.
Mastodon Is A Real Everbearer
Dear Sirs: Newburg, N. Y., April 5, 1931.
You might be somewhat interested in our last year's experience. We ordered
5,000 Mastodon from you in April, which arrived in due time in the very finest con-
dition of any plants I have ever had shipped to me in all my 19 years experience with
strawberries. All my neighbors told me I had made a mistake in buying Mastodon
as they were no good. The weather was most unfavorable nearly all summer, a terri-
ble drought and one very bad hail storm when hail fell that was literally as big as hen
eggs. We were also bothered to get enough help to keep the plants properly weeded.
But in spite of all these handicaps we did harvest a bumper crop of splendid
berries. We even picked with gloves on as it was very cold before they froze up for
good; the last picking was November 10th and there had been several freezes before
that, but Mastodon stands the cold the best of any berries I ever raised.
And, best of all, the very people who said Mastodon was no good bought them
eagerly and said they were the finest berries they had ever eaten.
Very respectfully, L. Scribner,
14 Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
CHAMPION. This everbearer was introduced in 1917 by a Mr. Lubke of Michigan
and has been extensively planted, and so far we have heard nothing but praise for
them. It also has a very good record but not as good as Mastodon. 5,632 quarts have
been produced from one acre in 223 days from the time the plants were set. The fruit
is not firm enough for distant markets but it is of excellent flavor and fine for home
garden and local market. Champion is a good bedder in most sois.
PROGRESSIVE. Same description as for Champion.
LUCKY STRIKE (Everbearing). Becoming very popular with some growers for
home use and local market proving superior to Champion or Progressive. We do not
think it equal to Mastodon. A persistent yielder of medium to large berries of very
good quality and appearance; makes plants freely and is a vigorous grower. Try a
few plants in your grden this year.
BERRI-SUPREME (Everbearing). A new everbearer originated in Utah, and a
money-maker for the originator. In our test plot they were not as good plant makers
as Mastodon but were as productive. Fruit as large and of somewhat better flavor
and appearance than Mastodon or Champion. Further tests may prove their merit.
Suggestions on Culture
SELECTING AND PREPARING LAND. Strawberries can be grown in almost
any soil and climate, in light sandy types or heavy clay, as far south as Florida and
as far north as Alaska, but will produce much better crops if planted in a well drained
soil, but soil that will retain a great deal of moisture, for it is well to remember that
one of the most essential requirements of strawberries is plenty of moisture at fruiting
We advise planting after some truck crop that has been well manured and culti-
vated for the soil will be more fertile and there will be less weed seed, or after some
legume, if possible. We do not advise planting in old sod unless necessary as this
type of land is likely to be infested v/ith white grubs which will cut off the young
plants soon after they are set in the spring, but if you have no other land available,
plow it in the fall and harrow during the vinter and early spring as often as you can,
in this way most of the grubs will be killed out.
After selecting a desirable field it should be plowed and thoroughly harrowed
as early as possible in the spring. If stable manure is to be used we advise spreading
it broadcast on the land just after it has been plowed, then the land either with or
without manure should be disced thoroughly and harrowed to level it up so that a
firm, even bed is obtained.
TIME TO PLANT. Strawberries should be planted in the EARLY spring as that
is the natural, most satisfactory and successful time. Just as soon as the weather
permits getting he land ready. In the Northern States April, in the Middle States
March and the early part of April, in the Southern States from November till April 1st.
EARLY PLANTING PAYS BIG. The plants start quicker, grow better and make
better beds than plants that are set late, and remember that it cost^s no more to plant
early than late so be sure to have your order in early so that your plants will be right
at hand when your ground isready.
CARE OF PLANTS. If you are not ready to set the plants when they arrive,
unpack, seperating each variety, open the bunches, dampen the roots up to the crown
but do not wet the leaves, they should be healed in a V shaped trench and if shaded from
the sun they will keep in first class condition for several weeks if necessary.
PLANTING. Plants should be protected from the wind and sun when planting.
Do not water the plants when setting for this is very injurious to the strawberry plant.
Where commercial fertilizer is to be used, rows should be run out three to four
inches deep and the fertilizer drilled into these rows and thoroughly worked in, then
the soil should be thro\\Ti back and leveled oft'.
Where a large acreage is planted a horse drawn transplanter is often used, however
this requires skill and experience if the crowns of the plants are to be left at the proper
level with the roots extending straight into the ground and not at a slant with the
roots oftimes near the surface. A trowel, dibble or spade are the most important tools
for setting plants, they are set down the prepared row with the roots out fan shape
Be Sure To Plant Early For Best Success 15
and the crown level with the surface of the ground. It is also important to see that
the ground is pressed firmly around the plant and that enough soil is filled in near the
crown so that the top of the roots will not be exposed.
If you do not use fertilizer under the plants, the rows can be laid off with a marker
and the plants set down the marked row.
HOEING AND CULTIVATING. Begin cultivating and hoeing soon after the
plants are set. When first hoeing be sure to uncover the bud of all plants that have
been planted too deep. If this is not done these plants will never amount to anything.
Cultivate and hoe enough to keep the ground from crusting and keep the weeds
down, but do not cultivate deep enough to disturb the roots.
We, and most of our customers use the matted row system and we find this the
most profitable method. The first runner plants should be encouraged to take root,
this will help the mother plant to produce a large number of runner plants.
When hoeing be sure to see that the plants do not become too thickly crowded in
the bed. There is not much trouble this way except with varieties that are heavy plant
makers. Where the rows are 3V2 feet apart we recommend a bed from 15 to 20 inches
across, for p-etting a heavy crop of berries, but if the rows are four feet a wider bed
will be O. K.
DISTANCE TO PLAKT. Matted Row. For this system the rows should be from
3"^^ to four feet apart with the plants set from 15 to 24 inches in .the row, accord''^ cr
to the varieties set. Heavy bedding varieties such as Senator Dunlap, Premi'^r, Dr.
Burrill and others should be set farther apart than varieties like Chesapeake, Lupton
and other varieties that make very large plants but not so many of them.
Hill System. If you decide to use this system rows should be 30 inches apart one
way and 15 inches the other with the plants set in the check. All runner'^ shoiild b^
kept cut off. Under htis system the berries will be much larger than if grown in the
matted row, but labor costs prohibit this system unless space is very limited,
FERTILIZATION. If you have barnyard manure broadcast after plowing and
disced in, this is a fine way to imprvoe your land and insure vou a fine berry patch with
lots of fancy fruit, but commercial fertilizer can be used with very satisfactory results.
We find 400 pounds of dissolved bone and 100 pounds of acid phosphate per acre used
in the drill about a week before the plants are set or along side the plants after setting
and thoroughly hoed or cultivated in will give excellent results. Where it is applied
broadcast 1,000 pounds of the raixture per acre has proven very satisfacto^--^ but be
sure to harrow it in thoroughly before setting the plants. Do not use over 500 pounds
in the drill, for too heavy an application of any commercial fertilizer will be very in-
jurious to the plants.
Another application of about 800 pounds per acre as a top dressing late in the
summer when the plantbed is almost made or early in the spring before plant growth
starts, of a mixture containing 4 per cent to 7 per cent nitrogen and from 5 per cent
to 10 per cent phosphoric acid, with little or no potash.
We believe late summer is the best time for if applied then you will have stronger
and more vigorous plants as it takes strong plants to produce large fancy berries. All
fertilizer should be brushed off the leaves.
MATING VARIETIES. There are two sexes of strawberry plants — male and
female — listed in this book as perfect and imperfect, (in our price list perfect flower-
ing varieties are followed by "Per" and imperfect by "Imp"). The perfect flowering
sorts will produce as well by themselves as with the imperfect varieties, but the im-
perfect will produce very poorly, if at all, without the perfect varieties. They should
be planted four rows of the imperfect flowering varieties and two rows of the perfect
flowering varieties, of the same season, and so on across the field, or they may be plant-
ed in the same row using one-fourth perfect and three-fourths imperfect.
REMOVING BLOSSOMS AND MULCHING. All strawberry plants begin to
bloom soon after being set in the spring and if the fruit is allowed to ripen the plants
will be greatly weakened, therefore all blossoms should be removed. This is very
important for it may mean success or failure. On everbearing varieties the blossoms
should be removed twice before the berries are allowed to ripen, other than this the
everbearers are given the same treatment as the standard varieties.
Mulching is a wonderful way to protect the plants from freezing and thawing of
the soil in winter, to preserve moisture during a dry fruiting season and to keep the
berries from being spattered with dirt during a rain.
Use stra;w, coarse manure or similar material, apply in the fall and in the spring
when growth starts rak off the beds into the center of the row; there it also serves
the purpose of retarding the growth of weeds.
16 Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
Instructions to Customers
TIME TO ORDER. As soon as convenient after receiving this catalog, for late
in the season we may be out of some varieties, but if you order early you will get just
what you want, without any trouble or delay. Plants will be reserved and shipped
when the proper planting time comes. Be sure to PLANT AS EARLY as possible
for this may mean success or failure.
TIME OF SHIPMENT. From October 20th to May 1st. Shipping through the
winter to Southern States. Spring is the best time to set strawberry plants in the
Middle and Northern States. The earlier your plants are shipped and planted the
better they are for they will stand digging, shipping and planting much better early
than after the growth has started. May first ends our shipping season. We will how-
ever fill a limited number of orders shortly after that date, and with a late season the
plants will go through in good condition, but we do not advise planting this late in the
season and will fill orders only at the purchaser's risk after this date. We will use
every precaution in our power to put the plants through in good condition.
PAYMENT. Money Order, Registered Letter, Bank Draft or Personal Check in
full payment with order or one-fourth cash with order and balance before date of ship-
ment. We will book orders and wait a reasonable length of time for remittance.
REFERENCES. The Salisbury National Bank, Salisbury, Md., and the Farmers
and Merchants Bank, Salisbury, Md.
TRUE TO NAME. We use every precaution to have our plants true to name, and
if any should prove otherwise we will replace it, but in no case will we be responsible
for any sum greater than that paid for the plants.
YOU ARE TAKING NO RISK. We send just what you order or refund your
money, unless you tell us to substitute your order with the nearest to it we have,
should we be out of the varieties you order.
GUARANTEE. 100% satisfaction or your money back.
ALWAYS REMEMBER. We are at your service and will always be glad to hear
from you and will give you any and every possible assistance.
OUR PLANTS ARE FRESH DUG TO YOUR ORDER. From new beds that have
not borne fruit, tied in bundles of 25 and packed in light ventilated crates with plenty
of damp moss so they will carry safely. We make no extra charge for crates and packing.
SHIPMENT. On all orders of 500 plants or more after the third zone the rate is
cheaper by express than by parcels post, and as the Postoffice Department demand a
minimum charge of 17c for C. O. D. collection and money order fee it is cheaper for
our customers to remit the amount of postage with order if plants are to be shipped
by parcel post. Parcel post charges can be figured by the following table.
PARCEL POST RATES
Zones Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone
1-2 3 4 5 6 7 8
100 Plants SO. 12 S0.15 S0.21 80.27 S0.33 $0.41 S0.48
200 Plants 16 .23 .35 .49 .61 .77 .92
300 Plants 21 .31 .49 .70 .89 1.13 1.36
400 Plants 25 .39 .63 .91 1.17 1.49 1.80
500 Plants 29 .47 ."7 1.12 1.45 1.85 2.24
600 Plants 34 .55 .91 1.33 1.73 2.21 2.68
700 Plants 38 .63 1.05 1.55 2.01 2.57 3.12
800 Plants 43 .71 1.19 1.76 2.29 2.93 3.56
900 Plants 47 .79 1.33 1.97 2.57 3.29 4.00
1000 Plants , , ,51 ,87 1.47 2.18 2.85 3.65 4-44
strong, Vigorous Plants At Reasonable Prices
Price List of Rayner's Quality Strawberry Plants
EVERY CUSTOMER A SATISFIED CUSTOMER
Early Varieties 25
BLAKEMORE (Per) $0.20
Howard 17 (Per) 25
Lindberg (Per) 25
Missionary (Per) 20
PREMIER (Per) 25
Red Gold (Per) 30
Aberdeen (Per) 25
Bellmar (Per) 30
Beauty (Per) 25
BIG JOE (Per) 25
Dr. Burrill (Per) 20
JOYCE (Per) 25
Senator Dunlap (Per) 20
Cooper (Per) 25
Aroma (Per) 25
Big Late (Imp) 25
Brandy wine (Per) 25
CHESAPEAKE (Per) 25
Gandy (Per) 25
Gibson (Per) 25
50 100 200 300 400 1000 5000
0.35 10.60 $0.90 $1.10 $1.30 $2.50 $11.25
Lupton (Per) . .
Parsons' Beauty (Per)
WM. BELT (Per)
Champion 30 .50 .80 1.10 1.40 1.80 4.50 21.25
Lucky Strike 50 .80 1.30 2.50 3.30 4.10 8.00
MASTODON 45 .75 1.20 1.80 2.40 2.90 5.50 25.00
Progressive 30 .50 .80 1.10 1.40 1.80 4.50 21.25
500 plants at the 1,000 rate. The above prices are F. O. B. Salisbury, Maryland.
Two or more varieties cannot be added together to get a lower rate.
STRAWBERRY GARDEN SPECIALS
GARDEN SPECIAL No. 1.
25 Premier, early $0.25
25 Joyce, midseason 25
25 Wm. Belt, late 25
25 Mastodon, everbearing .45
SPECIAL PRICE $1.00, Postpaid
GARDEN SPECIAL No. 3.
50 Premier, early $0.40
50 Aberdeen, midseason 40
50 Brandywine, late .40
50 Champion, everbearing .50
SPECIAL PRICE S1.50, Postpaid
GARDEN SPECIAL No. 2.
100 Blakemore, early $0.70
100 Big Joe, midseason 70
100 Chesapeake, late 70
100 Lucky Strike, everbearing 1.30
SPECIAL PRICE $3.00, Postpaid
NEW VARIETY SPECIAL
50 Red Gold, early $0.50
50 Bellmar, midseason 50
50 Washington, late 50
50 Berri-Supreme, everbearing 1.85
SPECIAL PRICE S3.00, Postpaid
Ravner Brothers, Salisbury. Maryland
Everybody delights in the flavor of a fine, juicy Peach. They succeed best on high
dry and well-drained soil. They are borne on wood of the previous season's growth,
and it is essential that they be pruned some every season. Keep your trees in good
shape and you will be repaid with good fruit. It takes but a short time for them to
come into bearing. Only the very best varieties are listed below.
4 to 5 feet-
PRICES OF RAYNER'S PEACH TREES
■1 to 9 (aSOc each, 9 to 49 @ 25c each, 50 or more @ 17c each.
BELLE OF GEORGL\. White, freestone,
larg-e size, and mo.-i attractive in color and
shape, with a liglii red cheek; flesh white,
firm and delicious; extra fine flavor.
CARMAN. A very hardy peach, ripening-
about the middle of July: skin pale yellcu'
with blush on sunny side; flesh white, tender,
sweet and melting.
EARLY ELBERTA. Ripens about a week
to ten days earlier than Elberta: yellow, free-
stone, larg:e, similai' to Elbei'ta but a trifle
l3etter flavor. Excellent home orchard peach.
ELBERTA. Midseason. A valuable larg-e
peach of good quality: fruit yellow -^-ith red
cheek: juicy and higrhly flavored, flesh yellow,
freestone. The leading market variety.
GOLDEN JUBILEE. A new variety orig:i
nated by the Xew Jersey Experimental Sta-
tion, of the Elberta type, ripening- with Car-
men and Belle of Georgria. Freestone.
HILEY. Ripens about a week before Belle
of Georgia. A large creamy white peac?h '^"ith
a rich blush on the sunny side. Freestone.
GREENSBORO. White, freestone, large,
handsome, a rich yellowish white with crim-
soo cheek, exceedingly tender and of fine
J. H. HALE. One of the best sorts for gar-
den or market. Fruit very large, round and
of excellent quality, skin yellow finely color-
ed, flesh yellow, sweet and melting. Ripens
just before Elberta. A very good peach.
RED BIRD CLING. White extra large
with a bright red blush. The first peach of
large size to ripen. Brings extra high prices
in all the leading markets.
SOUTH HA YEN. Yellow, freestone, lai'ge.
roundish, uniform size, deep yellow with a
red cheek, delicious flavor, consistent heavy
bearer. Ripens about fifteen daj's ahead of
Elberta. A very promising new variety.
^YHITE HEATH CLING. Ripens about
September 1.5ih. Fruit large, roundish: flesh
white, exceedingly juicy, a favorite for can-
Every Home Should Have A Fruit Orchard
^i^^.^PPl^ .IS easily the first in importance of all fruits, the growing; of which is
one of the big industries of the country. It will thrive on any well-drained soil Its
period of ripening extends over a longer period than any other fruit, and by careful
selection of varieties, a constant succession can be obtained.
For Family use no fruit is more indispensable or as healthy as the Apple. No one
who has a place to plant should hesitate to plant an orchard, or at least a few trees
tor family use. You will find the best varieties listed and described below.
PRICES OF RAYNER'S APPLE TREES
4 to 5 feet— 1 to 9 @ 40c each, 10 to 49 @ 35c each, 50 or more
BALDWIN, Large, round, bright red, rich
and juicy, crisp; good late keeper. Quick
grower; yields big crops. Winter.
CORTLAND. A promising new variety.
Beautiful red, large and a good keeper. Fine
DELICIOUS. Brilliant dark red, flesh fine
gi-ained, juicy crisp and melting, flavor sweet,
with a slight acid taste, with a delightful
aroma; highest quality. Winter.
DUCHESS, Medium size, red striped, flesh
white, juicy and good flavor; early. A heavy
bearer and dependable cropper.
GRIMES GOLDEN. Medium size, golden
yellow, tender, rich, aromatic, sub-acid, de-
licious, possibly the best flavored apple
known, and a good keeper. Autumn.
MAM3I0TH BLACK TWIG (Paragon),—
Extra large in size; skin smooth, yellowish,
covered with deep red, the general effect be-
ing dark red; flesh tender, tinged with yellow,
crisp, sub-acid, aromatic, fine flavor, of ex-
cellent quality in every way. Winter.
ROME BEAUTY, Large, round; mottled
and striped in different shades of red; flavor
and quality of the best. Always in good de-
mand and brings high prices. Keeps in good
condition until May and June. Winter.
STAYMAN WINESAP. A dark, rich red,
with rather indistinct striping. Flesh yellow,
plenty of juice; firm, tender, rich, sub-acid,
aromatic, quality of the best. A splendid
late keeper, but mellows for use in the fall.
Quick grower; bears young. Winter.
WEALTHY. Medium to large size, round;
almost solid red; flesh white, tender, crisp,
juicy, fine grained, good flavor. Autumn.
Eat Apples For Health's Sake
WILLIAMS EARLY RED. Medium to
large in size, bright rich red; flesh is crisp,
tender, juicy and sub-acid. Early.
YELLOW TRANSPARENT. Medium to
large; cream and yellow, tender, juicy, sub-
acid, fragrant, good flavor. Early.
YORK IMPERIAL, Medium to large size,
round, irregular, greenish yellow overlaid
with bright red; flesh tender, firm, crisp and
high flavor; wonderful keeper; can be kept in
cold storage until June. Winter.
Fine flavor, reliability, profit, long life of trees and general goodness make Pears a
staple fruit. They are good to have in a home-orchard, on a lawn, or about a form.
They do not take up much space — a few trees can be put in odd places about the farm,
PRICES OF RAYNER'S PEAR TREES
4 to 5 feet — 1 to 9 @ 40c each, 10 to 49 @ 35c each, 50 or more @ 25c each.
BARTLETT. A large, yellow pear; fine KIEFFER, Well known canning pear.
sweet flavor. Very popular. September 1st. Hardy, prolific, fruit large and yellow with
touches of carmine. A regular bearer.
DUCHESS. One of the largest and best. SECKEL. A small variety but of excell-
Greenish yellow with russet spots. ent quality. Very productive.
YOU CAN PAY MORE BUT YOU CANNOT BUY BETTER ANYWHERE
Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
The Cherry is hardy and will thrive in almost any soil, provided it is well drained
Fruit-growers are realizing that it is one of the most profitable crops they can grow
as it begins bearing young and the fruit nearly a.lways sells for good prices.
PRICES OF RAYNER'S CHERRY TREES
4 to 5 feet — 1 to 9 @ 40c each, 10 to 49 @ 35c each, 50 or more @ 25c each.
BLACK TARTARIAN. Very large, juicy,
rich flavor, sweet, purplish black. Heavy
bearer and most profitable sweet cherry.
DYEHOUSE. Ripens 10 days earlier than
Early Richmond; medium size, sour, good
keeper, fine quality, heavy bearer. Popular
for pies and canning.
EARLY RICHMOND. Early summer. Very
sour, medium size, bright red. Unsurpassed
for cooking. Yields heavy crops. Most hardy
of all cherries, sure cropper, productive.
MONTMORENCY. Midseason, sour, large,
red, slightly acid, flesh tender and of unusu-
ally good quality. Good shipper.
Plums are so easily grown, thrive so well with little care and even in spite of
neglect, and respond so liberally to good care that they should find a place in every home
orchard. They succeed in almost any soil, and are often planted in the chicken yard
and out-of-the-way- corners when other space is not available. Plant 18 to 20 feet apart.
PRICES OF RAYNER'S PLUM TREES
4 to 5 feet— 1 to 9
ABUNDANCE. Fruit very large, showy,
flesh light yellow, exceedingly juicy, tender
and sweet. A good market variety.
40c each, 10 to 49 @ 35c each, 50 or more @ 25c each.
SHROPSHIRE DAMSON. Medium size
fruit, produced in thick clusters or groups.
Very productive of dark purple fruit.
Splendid for home garden or market. The plants are very easy to grow and a bed
when once established will thrive for many years. As a field crop, Asparagus is very
profitable, and there is most always a good demand for it at good prices. Any good
garden soil will give excellent crops, but it should be manured freely.
Prices 2 year No. 1 Strong Plants
25 for 50c, 100 for $1.50, 1000 for $7.50
PALMETTO. Earlier than most other va-
rieties. Stalks vary from light to dark green,
are very large and of exceptionally good
quality. The standard commercial variety.
MARY WASHINGTON. This is generally
recognized by the leading growers as being
the best variety of asparagus grown. It
starts earlier, produces more and larger
stalks of extra quality than any other varie-
ty. It is highly rust resistant and has proven
by test to be best both for the home garden
or commercial plantings. The true strain.
One of the finest fruits grown for jellies.*
preserves and canning. They are easily
grown and need very little attention.
PRICES OF QUINCE TREES
4 to 5 ft. — 1 to 9 @ 60c each, 10 or more
@ 50c each.
CHAMPION. Tree strong grower; pro-
duces a good crop every year. Fruit large
and of good puality. Cooks as tender as an
ORANGE. Good size and heavy bearer.
Flesh orange yellow.
Small Fruits Will Help Out The Family Income
The Grape is one of the most important of the small fruits, not only commercially
in various sections, but also for the home garden. There is no fruit more easily grown
and it takes little room in the home garden, for the garden fences can be transformed
into trellises, and not only answer their purpose as an enclosure, but will make them
more beautiful when covered with the vines.
CACO. A comparatively new grape that
is of the very best flavor. Strong grower
and bears abundantly. Large in size and
have a wine red over amber color. Ripens
just before Concord. Excellent for home use.
40c each, $3.50 for 10, .$25.00 per 100
CONCORD. The most popular grape. It
adapts itself to varying conditions. Large
compact bunches of dark purplish black ber-
ries covered with a rich bloom, skin is tender,
but firm enough to carry to distant markets.
A^igorous grower, hardv and very productive.
23c each, $1.50 for 10, $12.50 per 100
MOORE'S EARLY. Dark purple; bunches
medium size, berries large. Flavor and qual-
it\- good. Ten davs earlier than Concord.
20c each, $1.50 for 10, $12.50 per 100
NIAGARA. The best of the light colored
grapes. Bunches medium size, berries large.
Ripens earlier than Concord; flavor good.
2.C each, $1.50 for 10.. $12.50 per 100
CHAMPAGNE. A sterling variety of great
merit. Color a coppery red, berries very
large; strong grower and bears immense
crops of the most delicious grapes, hence the
name Champagne. Stock limited this vear.
40c each, $3,50 for 10, $25.00 per 100
Raspberries wall succeed in any good soil suitable for garden vegetables, and amply
repay good culture. Ground bone is a good fertilizer. Plant in rows 4 feet apart and
plants 3 feet apart in the rows. Cut out old wood as it dies after the fruit ripens.
LATHAM. Claimed to be the very best
red raspberry. Berries are large, dark red.
of uniform size. Will stay on canes several
CHIEF. An outstanding new eai-ly red
ias])berry. Ripens JO to 12 days earlier than
Latham. Berries are dark red, good size,
extra firm and hold up a long time after
])icking. I'lants are strong and stocky, im-
mune to mildew and highly resistant to all
dljeases. AX'ithstands hot, dry weather better
th'in other varieties.. A good shipper.
.Sl.OO for 10, ^6.(10 for 100, .«;50.00 per 1"00
CUMBERLAND. Berries are large, borne
in clusters, several to a b/anch. The reliable
blackcap. Flavor is rich and sweet. Prob-
aljlv the very best black raspberrv. Prolific.
T~)C lor W, $3.00 for 100, .$20.00 per lfiC(,
days after fully ripe. Bushes are vigorous
growers, perfectly hardy in all parts of the
country-; l^egins Ijearing the first year.
:5e for 10, $3.50 for 100, $25.00 per 1000
ST. REGIS. Leading growers agree that
St. Regis is the most profitable and depend-
able red raspberry. Fruit ripens midseason
and continues through fall. Good quality.
;5c for 10, $3.00 for 100, $20.00 per imi,
Blackberries are among the best known and most valued of our berries. No fruit
is more wholesome. They should be planted in rows five or six feet apart and three or
four feet apart in the row. Keep the ground clean and well fertilized.
ELDORADO. Berries are large, jet black
.'ind of a richly sweet flavor. Quality is ex-
cellent. Produces a heavy crop regularly.
Ideal both for home use and mark.et. The
leading ccmmercial blackberry.
75c for 10, $3.50 for 100, .S25.00 per IHOO
BLOWERS. Large size, jet black, good
shipi)er. Very hardv and productive.
75c for 10, $3.50 for 100, $25.00 per 1000
LLCRETIA. Ripens about ten days be-
fore ordinary blackberries. Large, good look-
ing, productive. Bring top-notch prices.
COc for 10, $2.50 for 100, $17.50 per 1000
Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
A small investment in these
beautiful evergreens will not only
make the home a beautiful place
in which to live but will also in-
crease the value of your home or
farm many times the cost of the
planting. Our plants are all kept
well trimm.ed, thus giving them
that dense foliage; shipped with a
ball of earth and burlapped and
guaranteed to grow. Priced in
reach of all.
As soon as you receive your
order from the shipper soak the
ball in a tub of water, but do not
remove the burlap ; plant about one
to two inches deeper than when in the nursery. Soak the ground well once
a week during the first summer. For fertilizer use any good well rotted
barnyard manure, or a fertilizer like you use in your vegetable garden.
American Arborvitae (Thuja occiden-
talis). Very hardy and easily transplanted
makes rapid growth requiring very little
attention. Color bright green. One of
the most extensively planted evergreens.
18 to 24 inch 75c.
Berckman's Golden Arborvitae (Biota
Aurea Nana). Beautiful conical form,
very dense and compact dwarf type with
golden foliage. 12 to 15 inch $1.00 each.
George Peabody Arborvitae (Thuya occi-
dentalis lutea). Pyramidal shape with
beautiful golden yellow foliage which it
retains well throughout the year, 12 to
15 inch 75c each.
Globe Arborvitae (Thuja globosa). A
very handsome variety, making a perfect
globe when well grown. Color light green.
12 to 15 inch 75c each.
Pyramidal Arborvitae (Thuja pyramid-
alis). A dense dark green columnar form,
hardy and very beautiful. Tall and slen-
der, requiring very little space. 18 to 24
inch $1.00 each.
Oritntal Pyramidal Arborvitae (Biota
orientalis pyramidalis). One of the tallest
and hardiest varieties, foliage bright green.
Very attractive. 24 to 30 inch $1.00; 30
to 36 inch |1.50.
Oriental Compact Arborvitae (Biota
Compacta). Dense trees with bright green
foliage of pyramidal form. Very neat and
attractive. 24 to 30 inch $1.00 each; 30
to 36 inch $1.50 each.
Tom Thumb Arborvitae. Of low, broad
pyramidal form; dwarf type, very com-
pact, foliage light green. 12 to 18 inch
Abelia Grandiflora. A broad leafed
evergreen with dark green glossy foliage.
Flowers from July till frost, flowers are
small, pale pink. A charming addition to
any planting. 24 to 36 inch |1.00 each.
Azalea Au\oena. A dwarf growing
evergreen bush with slender branches and
semi-double flowers of bright rosy purple
produced in such great numbers that they
literally cover the plant in June. 10 to
12 inches $1.00 each.
Azalea Hinodegiri. Of broad spreading
habit; flowers brilliant scarlet; foliage
rounded and deep green. Probably the
most popular evergreen grown. 10 to 12
inches |1.00 each.
Azalea Macrantha. This is one of the
late varieties having large double type
salmon red flowers. A good grower. 10
to 12 inch |1.25 each.
Boxwood Semper virens. Very compact;
does well in poor soil or shady places.
Can be trimmed to any form. Excellent
for individual specimens on lawns or in
tubs. 12 to 18 inch 60c each.
Boxwood Suffruticosa (Old English
Box). Retains its dwarf size. For plant-
ing along walks or similar places. 6 to 8
inches 25c each; $2.00 for 10.
RAYNER'S PLANTS WILL HELP YOU FILL THEM
Read What Our Customers Say About
Our Plants and Service
HE LIKES OUR SERVICE AND OUR ETHICS
Gentlemen: Oakdale, Pa., April 27, 1931.
I was agreeably surprised to receive your letter dated April 23rd, enclos-
ing check to cover cost of having plants delivered from wrong shipping point.
This procedure was so much different than I have experienced in dealing with
numerous other firms who advertise the ethics and integrity of their business
policy, that I have to tell you about it. I like to figuratively shake the hand of
a square shooter when I meet one, even by mail, there are so many pretenders.
I had the ground ready to plant when the plants should have arrived and
planted them as soon as I received them. I looked the patch over thoroughly
yesterday and could not find a single plant that had failed to grow, in spite
of the 48 hours they lay in the express office. Most people in the business
could afford to pay you for a few lessons in packing plants.
Respectfully yours, L. W. Shout.
HERE'S ANOTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMER
Dear Sirs: Hudson, N. Y., January 10, 1933.
Last year I sent with a friend for some strawberry plants and they were
wonderful. Am well satisfied with them. Will you please send me a catalog
this year as soon as you receive them as I wish to place my order early.
Yours truly, Fred Wright.
FOUND PLANTS SATISFACTORY AND ORDERS MORE
Gentlemen: Sugar Loaf, N. Y., May 15, 1932.
I am sending orders for 1000 Premier strawberry plants. Will you kindly
send them as soon as you can? Some time ago I ordered some everbearing
strawberry plants from you and they were certainly a nice lot of well rooted,
healthy plants. Am sure the Premier plants will be equally as good.
Yours very truly, Ray C. Lane.
ORDERS AFTER SEEING OUR PLANTS
Gentlemen: Waynesboro, Pa., May 14, 1932.
Please ship me 500 Big Joe, 500 Premier and 250 Senator Dunlap straw-
berry plants. Saw a patch of your plants and they were such strong vigorous
plants that I decided to send you my order. Please rush as I am a little late.
Yours truly, S. J. Pfontz.
Rayner Brothers - - Salisbury, Maryland
H. J. W. RAYNER S. H. RAYNER
CHOICE STRAWBERRY PLANTS
And Other Small Fruit Plants, Trees, EtCe
Salisbury, Md., January lO, 1933.
After looking through this catalog you will no doubt wonder how we can
deliver high quality, heavy producing plants at such reasonable prices, so we
are taking this opportunity to talk it over with you. We produce our plants
on our own land, not having them grown by farmers in the neighborhood,
many of them careless and indifferent, as many nurseries do. In this way we
save the profit that must necessarily be paid the farmers and avoid the in-
efficient methods often employed. This big saving is passed directly to you.
By growing all our plants it is possible to give them our personal super-
vision from the time the plants are dug, set, fertilized, blossoms removed,
hoed, cultivated, till dug for your order and we make sure each operation is
at the right time and is handled in the most efficient manner. The plants must
be strong and healthy, from producing stock (this is your assurance of heavy
yields), must be planted carefully and correctly, on soil best suited for each
variety, the correct plant food applied at the proper times, all blossoms removed
(we often go over them three or four times to make sure) so that none of the '
plants will be weakened; our plants are kept thoroughly hoed, not a weed is
permitted to grow; we are always sure the plants are thoroughly cultivated at
the proper time to keep the soil moist and the plants strong and thrifty.
In digging plants for your order the same care is given as when we are
digging for ourselves. The plants are carefully dug and thoroughly cleaned,
all weak or undeveloped plants discarded, evenly bunched and tied with raffia,
this makes planting easier and saves much time, the plants are then packed in
light ventilated crates with plenty of damp spaghnum moss and will arrive
anywhere in the United States as fresh and bright as when dug. This is how
we give you Prompt Service, High Quality, Heavy Producing, Selected Plants
at Very Reasonable Prices. The best is always cheapest whether the price be
high or low.
On the back of this letter and throughout our catalog there are a few of
the many unsolicited letters we received from our customers about the high
quality of our plants, our prompt, courteous service and the success they have
had with them. Read them all; they are from honest, thrifty, successful
people like yourself, who like to get one hundred cents in value for every
dollar they spend and have found our plants and service to meet their re-
quirements. We are sure we can please you too.
Send us your order for PLANTS THAT PLEASE at PRICES THAT SAVE.
With best regards, we are
Very truly yours,
Beautify Your Home With Rayner's Evergreens
Indian Cedar (Cedrus deodora). Grace-
ful drooping branches of feathery blue
green foliage giving a stately appearance.
Not hardy north of the Mason and Dixon
Line. 18 to 24 inch $1.00 each.
Blue Lawson Cypress (Cupressus Law-
soniana). An erect grower, broad at base,
having delicate, feathery bluish green foli-
age. 15 to 18 inch 75c each.
Italian Cypress. A very slender colum-
nar form, fine dark green foliage. 30 to
36 inch |1.50 each; 36 to 42 inch ?2.C0 each.
Euonymus Pearledge. A broad leaf
evergreen with outer edge of leaves a
pearl color with dark green center. This
makes an unusual and attractive bush.
Can be trimmed to any desired shape. 12
to 18 inch 75c each.
Irish Juniper. Forms slender, dense
columns of silvery green. One or more
of these trees should be in every planting.
24 to 30 inch $1.00 each; 30 to 36 inch
Pfitzer Juniper. The gray green sweep-
ing branchlets of this low spreading va-
riety make it valuable in any mixed plant-
ing. 18 to 24 inch spread $1.00 each.
Andorra Juniper (Plume Juniyer). A
low growing type with beautiful blue green
foliage. 18 to 24 inch spread $1.00 each.
Spiny Greek Juniper (Juniperus excelsa
striata ). An attractive dwarf pyramidal
type with very compact bluish green foli-
age. Makes uniform growth in almost
any soil. 12 to 15 inch $1.00.
Nandina Domestica. Broad leaf ever-
green having reddish green leaves and
stem, umbrella form with white berries.
Beautiful for specimen planting. 24 to
30 inch 75c each.
Retinospora Plumosa. Grows rapidly.
Beautiful deep green plume-like foliage.
12 to 18 inch 75c each.
Golden Plume Retinospora. Beautiful
light green plume-like foliage tipped with
yellow. 12 to 18 inch $1.00 each; 18 to
24 inch $1.50 each.
Retinospora Squarrosa Veitchi. A beau-
tiful compact type, foliage a bluish green
above and silvery on the underside giving
the tree a silvery green appearance. 12
to 18 inch 75c each.
Retinospora Picifera. An upright type,
very open, foliage is light green, very
feathery and graceful. 12 to 18 inch
Retinospora Lutescens. A dwarf type
of low conical form, very compact. Foli-
age a deep green with yellowish tips. 12
to 15 inch $1.00 each.
Colorado Blue Spruce. Foliage blue and
sage, usually has a symmetrically shaped
narrow pointed or rounding top. A hardy
and quick grower. 12 to 15 inch 75c each.
Norway Spruce. Very hardy. Makes
a very attractive, compact growth and is
extensively planted. 12 to 18 inch 50c each.
FOR A HOME PLANTING
Your Choice of any 6 Evergreens for
only $5.00; any 12 Evergreens for $9.00.
Jordan, N. Y., May 14, 1932.
Received the strawberry plants in fine
condition. Very much pleased with them.
Yours very truly,
George H, Vickers.
The Beautiful Pfitzer's Juniper
A Very Eft'ective Door
Rayner Brothers, Salisbury, Maryland
What Our Customers Tell Us.
Dear Sirs: . Hackettstown, N. J., April 19, 1932.
The berry plants received today and must say they were far beyond my expec-
tations, and I am certainly well pleased with them.
Yours truly, Mrs. Lucille Jentz3n.
Gentlemen: Franklin, Ind., May 6, 1932.
The plants arrived and were just fine and am well pleased with them. Will always
use your plants. Frank Rumenappe.
Rayner Bros. Really Back Their Guarantee
Fort Fairfield, Me., June 7, 1932.
I wish to express to you my appre-
ciation of your remarkable courtesy in re-
placing the strawberry plants. I shall be
glad to recommend you to any of my
friends who might be interested in nur-
sery goods. Thanking you sincerely, I am
Very truly yours, Alma G. Slipp.
Living Good — Bedding Heavily
Merchantville, N. J., May 30, 1932.
Received my order of plants in April,
in wonderful condition. Living good and
bedding the heaviest I have ever seen
plants in this length of time. Thanks for
the extra Champion, about 35 instead of 25.
They are bedding fine too.
Yours truly, Wm. E. Gullett.
Fine Plants — Prompt Service
Stitlersville, Pa., May 16, 1932.
Received your strawberry plants in
fine condition and we are very much pleas-
ed v/ith them and feel sure they Avill all
grow. Thanks for your prompt seivicc.
Yours respectfully, Eugene L. Miller.
Perfect Stand of Chesapeake
Thomaston, Me., February 9,1932.
Just received your 1932 Catalog of
Strawberry Plants and that rem.inds ms
that I neglected to write you last summer
(kept forgetting it) about the v\^onderful
plants you furnished me last spring. These
were 1500 Chesapeake and I believe less
than a dozen plants died out of the 1500.
My rows were 4 feet apart and the run-
ners were meeting before fall. No one
need hesitate in sending their order to
Rayner Bros. Yours very truly,
Otis A. Robinson.
Good Plants — Good Roots — Liberad Count
Lafayette, R. I., May 10, 1932.
I received the plants in good condi-
tion, and am well pleased with them.
Thanks for the good plants, good roots
and liberal count. Yours sincerely,
Rayner's Plants O. K.
Petersburg, Va., April 18, 1932.
Strawberry plants arrived 0. K. They
are fine. Thanks for extras.
Yours truly, Mrs. G. B. Aldridge.
Tells Neighbors About Rayner's Plants
Memphis, N. Y., May 16, 1932.
I received my strawberry plants yes-
terday in fine shape. Thanks for the
prompt shipment, also for the extra plants.
First time I ever received any extra plants.
Would like to have sent for more but mon-
ey is rather scarce here this year. My
neighbor, Mrs. McCollum was sending for
plants and I told her about my lovely
plants and gave her the catalog you sent
me and I think you will get an order from
her. Again thanking you, lam
Very truly j^ours, Mrs. L. K. Loomis.
I Call This Service
Williamson, Pa., May 22, 1932.
I received the stravv^berry plants you
shipped me O. K. in good growing condition
and they are fine. You made shipment
April 25th, plants arrived on the 26th and
I had them home and planted on the 27th.
I call this service. Thanks for extra plants.
Your friend and customer, Jos. Deibert.
Plants Nice — All Green
Fort Plain, N. Y., May 12, 1932.
We wish to thank you for the extra
plants you sent us. The plants are very
nice, all green and full of life. All our
future orders for berry plants will be sent
to you. Your friend, Andy Bereo.
Every Plant Grows — Greatly Satisfied
Tamaqua, Pa., Ap:-il 21, 1932.
We received the strav/berry plants in
first class condition; every plant is grow-
ing and am greatly pleased with them.
Thanks for the extra plants you added.
Yours truly, Joel J. Osenback.